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C-OPN: Canadian Open Parkinson Network

Research stories March 01, 2021

The Canadian Open Parkinson Network is a national network that unites researchers, physicians and patients across Canada to study Parkinson’s disease (PD). This pan-Canadian initiative unites the resources of eight PD centres, including the Quebec Parkinson Network, which in under 4 years has enrolled over 1,100 patients and has helped conduct 51 research projects looking at different aspects of PD, and will help the execution of large-scale projects that cannot be addressed without a nationwide database.

The network will provide the systems and tools to collect, store and share large amounts of information about PD. The data collected will be securely shared with researchers across Canada to better understand the causes of Parkinson’s and find markers that predict disease progression.